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Sansone Makes It Simple
AC Filter Delivery: We deliver AC filters right to your home or office so you don’t have to go to the store looking for the correct size or wait in long lines.
All AC Filter Sizes Available: We can order you any size filter so they fit perfect.
Buy in Bulk: We sell filters by the case to save you money and so you don’t have to go to the store every month.
Air Filter FAQs
Q. How do you change your air conditioner filter?
A. Your filter is easy to change. It should be located in one of two places — return air vent grilles or inside the air handler unit.
Return Air Vent Grille: If the filter is in the return air vent, the grille should have a small latch or screw keeping it closed. The grille is hinged to allow it to swing open for easy filter changes. Simply remove the old filter and replace with the same size assuming it fits right.
Air Handler Unit: If you have a flat return grille with no hinges, chances are the filter will be located in the bottom of the air handler. Open the bottom filter door and you should see the filter. Pull the filter out and replace it.
Q. How often should you change your air conditioning filters?
A. Different filters are meant to be changed at different intervals, but every 1-3 months is the most common recommended minimum time frame. The most important thing to remember about home and business air filters is to change them regularly. Even the highest-quality filter can’t do its job right if it’s clogged with a thick layer of particles it’s been filtering from the air. Brand new homes or business, as well as homes or businesses where there is remodeling or construction going on, will need more frequent filter changes to compensate for the extra dust and residue in the air.
For more information check out our blog: How Often Should I Change My Air Conditioning Filter?
Q. How do you find your AC filter’s dimensions?
A. Most AC filters have two sets of dimensions: Nominal and Actual. If your filter has actual measured dimensions of 15½” x 24¾” x ¾”, you would typically buy a filter based on the nominal dimensions of 16″ x 25″ x 1″. When measuring your filter, the width and depth are interchangeable. You want your AC filter to fit snugly, without having to force it into place.
Q. What is a MERV Rating?
A. MERV means Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value which was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Engineers – ASHRAE. MERV values vary from 1 to 16. The higher the MERV value is the value the more efficient the filter will be in trapping airborne particles.